Joanna Ruxton

Plastic Free Pioneer

Joanna has the rare distinction of being hailed as ‘the person responsible for the plastic-free movement’ by Sir David Attenborough himself. She spent many years at the BBC Natural History Unit working on the first ‘Blue Planet’ documentary series. Her award-winning film ‘A Plastic Ocean,’ released in 2016, shows the devastating impact of plastic waste on ocean ecosystems and has helped to turn the tide against single-use plastics. In 2009, Joanna co-founded Plastic Oceans UK (now known as Ocean Generation), with the goal of inspiring an inclusive global movement to restore a sustainable relationship between humanity and oceans.

Join Jo and other thought leaders in the fields of science, art, education and economics alongside inquisitive teenagers and corporate executives, in the Antarctic Climate Expedition with Dr. Sylvia Earle, starting 13 February 2023.